Backup4all is an award-winning data backup software for Windows. This backup utility was designed to protect your valuable data from partial or total loss by automating backup tasks, password protecting and compressing it to save storage space. This backup application is feature rich and offers an intuitive interface making all features easily accessible for both beginners and professionals.
Backup4all is compatible with the following operating systems:
Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, Server 2022/2019/2016/2012/2008 (32/64-bits)
Our backup utility performs all four backup types: full backup, differential backup, incremental backup and mirror backup. It also employs an unique type (smart backup) that will decide when to use full, differential or incremental automatically. It also backs up blocks of data (true incremental backups) which means that for large files it will only back-up the small parts that changed in it since the last backup.
Using the wizard you can easily set up any backup configurations you wish. You can define powerful file include/exclude filters and schedule your backups any way you want. Once a backup is performed, you can see what files changed since the last backup using the explorer-like tree view or you can read the statistics about the next backup execution. You can opt to receive backup status updates via email on success, warning, error.
With many other backup software programs files that are in use during the backup may not get backed up successfully because they are locked to prevent programs from modifying the data. With Backup4all you can back-up open or locked files such as databases, in-use mail accounts (i.e. Microsoft Outlook personal folder), opened Office files and others.
When defining a backup, there is also the option to run predefined backups, such as My Documents, My Pictures or Outlook emails and settings, or create your own predefined backup using backup plugins. You can load plugins for backing up or restoring specific programs' settings or other custom data (like game saves, email data, etc.).
This backup application has ZIP64 support (can create backups over 4GB) and creates standard zip files, meaning that you can access it with any zip compatible utility. It comes with its own built-in CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning support so you can easily backup to DVD, CD, Blu-ray or HD-DVD. Just set the destination to DVD, CD, Blu-ray or HD-DVD and execute the backup job. However, if you prefer, you can use the UDF format.
With Backup4all you can easily backup to multiple destinations:
Local - back-up to local HDD or to DVD, CD, Blu-ray
External - back-up to external HDDs (USB/Firewire enclosures) or removable media (i.e. USB drives).
Network - back-up to network destinations
Remote - back-up to FTP, FTPS and SFTP
In the Cloud - back-up online to Google Drive & Cloud Storage, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, Azure, BOX, Hidrive and 37+ S3 Compatible cloud destinations.
Starting with version 9, you can also add backup sources from the cloud or FTP/SFTP servers. For example you're now able to backup files from Dropbox onto Google Drive.
Here are some key features you get by installing it
PRO Backup to/from the Cloud
Back-up your data in the cloud to Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, BOX, Hidrive, Google Cloud Storage and over 36 Amazon S3 Compatible cloud destinations (i.e. Backblaze, Cisco, Tiscali, Verizon).
Starting with version 9 you can use files and folders from cloud locations or FTP/SFTP servers as backup sources.
ALL Free Backup Plugins
You can load plugins for backing up or restoring specific programs' settings or other custom data (like game saves, email data, etc.). A plugin is actually an XML file that once imported in Backup4all adds a predefined backup.
239 free backup plugins are currently available. You can load these in Backup4all to back-up specific apps and data sets easier.
PRO True Incrementals
Backup4all can back-up using an incremental backup type. Incremental backup provides a faster method of backing up data than running full backups.
During an incremental backup, only files changed since the most recent backup are included. Its advantage is that it takes the least time to complete.
ALL Smart Backup Type
Backup4all employs a unique system that decides automatically what backup type to use in order to save the most file versions (within the same allotted storage space) on your destination and improve the backup speed.
Using the smart backup option you optimize the backup process and reduce decision time as you don't have to compare various backup types to chose what's more suitable.
ALL Standard ZIP Compression
Backup4all creates standard ZIP files. This format is compatible with any zip utility currently available on the market. Unlike other backup programs, for zip files greater than 2 GB, Backup4all uses ZIP64 technology.
This allows unlimited ZIP file size and also lets you encrypt your data using AES encryption (256-bits).
PROStd Block-level Backup
Block-level backup speeds up the backup process of large files as it only back-up the modified blocks of data instead of the entire file.
As an example, if you have a backup job for a large Outlook profile, whenever you receive a new email Backup4all knows to back-up only the bits of data that modified rather than the whole PST.
PRO Multiple Backup Types
Backup4all offers four backup types to choose from: full backup, differential backup, incremental backup and mirror backup.
By default it uses a smart backup option to automatically chose which backup type to execute for optimizing backup speed and keep the most file versions possible without exceeding the allotted storage space.
PRO Email Notifications
You can configure Backup4all to send custom emails after a backup finished, with success, error and warning notifications (via SMTP or Gmail). Additional options allow you to attach the backup log file and send the email to several addresses.
Backup4all also displays notifications in the Messages section when certain actions occur (i.e. when finishing a backup).
PROStdLite Built-in Scheduler
You can easily set up a powerful scheduler using predefined (or custom) scheduling configurations to make unattended backups. This way you set the backup and forget about it.
Backups can also be scheduled to run when the computer shuts down. You can also schedule restore operations.
Backup4all shows messages when certain actions occur (i.e. when finishing a backup). These notifications can be shown in a pop-up window or be silently saved in the Messages panel.
ALL File and Folder Filters
Powerful file and folder filtering engine with lots of options to filter by attribute, size, date, name and type). You can create filters using a combination of restrictions and you can define separate filters for inclusion and exclusion.
ALL Automatic Updates
Backup4all can now check for updates either manually or automatically at a scheduled date. This allows you to better stay in touch with the latest development of Backup4all.
You can protect your ZIP files by setting a password for each backup job. Besides normal password protection, Backup4all also supports 128-bit, 192-bit and 256-bit AES encryption.
These numbers reflect the encryption key size used to encrypt the data - a higher key strength provides stronger encryption. Currently the 256-bit AES encryption is considered military-grade.
ALL Backup & Restore Wizards
Backup4all includes a step-by-step wizard with instructions to create a new backup job by selecting Where, What, How and When to backup.
It also includes a wizard for restoring files. You can quickly restore the latest version of a file/folder as well as restoring versions of files backed up at a specific date.
ALL Backup Catalog File
Backup4all stores a summary snapshot of the file and folder information into a backup catalog file (".bkc") each time a backup runs.
This catalog is stored in a different file than the backup itself and is used to keep track of backed up data. The advantage of using a catalog is faster backup execution and no 3rd party interference.
ALL Back-up Locked or Open Files
Backup4all uses the Volume Shadow Copy service that allows you to back up local open files from NTFS partitions. Now you can back up your emails and settings without closing Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or other email clients.
PRO Program Security
Backup4all offers an option to lock its interface so that when it starts you will need to provide a password in order to unlock it and be able to make changes to its settings. This way sensitive information is protected (i.e. server/email passwords).
ALL Command Line
A command line version of this backup application is available too and it will allow you run different operations using parameters. This is meant for power users that want to reduce the configuration and load time.
The operations performed by Backup4all are logged. This allows you to see the status of performed operations (backup/test/cleanup/restore). A backup job/group History view is available too (which also lets you export the information as .csv).
ALL Test Operations
The application tests the backups (using CRC32). This ensures that the files have been backed up properly and the backup is safe. You can also test the backup integrity at a later time from Backup4all's main menu.
PRO Different source types
You can add backup sources from different source types in the same backup job. For example you can have in the same backup job sources from the cloud, sources from the local computer or plugin sources.